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Apprentice Feature | Arran Johnston #NAW2023

Apprenticeships are a great way to enrich young people, or those new to a sector, so individuals can gain first hand experience learning from seasoned professionals.

For National Apprenticeship Week, we’re highlighting our talented apprentices by asking them about their apprenticeship experiences and the skills they have gained.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship with Morris Property, please contact your college or [email protected] who will be able to advise you further.

Meet Arran Johnston, one of our Apprentice Bench Joiners based at the Morris Joinery workshop in Bicton, Shrewsbury.

When did you start your apprenticeship?

I started my apprenticeship in February 2022, and have been at Morris Joinery for a year.

What has Morris Joinery taught you as your ‘skill for life’?

My skill for life has been the development of my critical thinking skills, and being able to problem solve. There are lots of elements to consider with joinery works, and requires some element of forward thinking to link them all together. For example, I am currently working on a storm-proof window for a client and have had to work out how to link the wood together effectively.

What has been your proudest moment whilst under apprenticeship?

My proudest moment is the moment when I was assigned my window project – it meant that I was trusted to complete a project for a client from start to finish, and I could really showcase the skills I have developed.

What are the benefits you’ve found being on an apprenticeship/why would you recommend it for others?

I have enjoyed developing working relationships with the Morris Joinery team, and would recommend an apprenticeship route for anyone looking to learn on the job. There is only so much a classroom can teach you, and I’ve learnt a lot from simply having a go!